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and something would happen. >> look at what happened. >> so we've got john fuglesang holding down the fort in new york. we've got mooks here in burbank. we've got a full show today. hello, jim you walked in. >> hello. >> give him a minute to get organized. never mind the live radio tv thing happening. >> jim is joining you for the show? >> how gallant? >> we had headphones in the studio. >> look at that. somebody else's fault. >> but we got rude pundit coming up this hour and right now we've got news with jacki schechner. >> i do it all. look at that. good morning everybody. president obama, vice president biden meeting today with law enforcement officials from three communities rocked by gun violence. new tossen police chief michael kehoe along with his counter parts from aurora, colorado and oak creek wisconsin where a gunman killed six people and wounded four others at a sikh temple in august. u.s. attorney general eric holder and homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be sitting in as they have in many of the meetings that vice president biden had been holding along the way.
30 minutes or so as he makes his way to mass. john? >> i'm john king. inaugural speeches have been used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and why the next four years may be tougher than the first four. >> so big names and prime seats. we will go inside the vip section for today's inauguration. we'll tell you who will show up and who won't. >> among our guests this hour, we're talking to iowa representative steve king, maine senator angus king, texas representative joaquin castro, and from "america's got talent," nick cannon. our special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. good morning, everybody. welcome. this is what it looks like in washington, d.c., today. a beautiful day, not quite as warm as yesterday. it's something like 36 degrees. 28 if you factor in the windchill factor. but actually, compared to four years ago, it's quite balmy. i'm soledad o'brien. this morning i'm joined by newark's mayor cory booker, who you n
with new york mayor cory booker, john barrasso, berniece king and steve king, maine senator angus king, texas senator joaquin castro, nick cannon, coahost of "america's g talent" and my conversation with sonia sotomayor is ahead. are you watching a special inauguration edition of "starting point" from our nation's capitol. we begin right now. >> good morning. welcome, everybody. president obama kicked off his second term as leader of the free world. being joined by "early start's" john berman. and our chief national correspondent john king and john berman. we have the turnout, not expected to match the 1.8 million spectators from 2009. about half as many people, in fact, the president's second time taking the oath in 24 hours. fourth time technically as president. you can see there, the president took the oath with his daughters and his wife watching. there is a requirement, of course, that he is sworn in on january 20th. that's why it's done officially, and then done for the public. the vice president joe dieden w -- biden sworn in by chief justice sotomayor. the first latina to ever
and oppose the whole concept of this consumer bureau thinking it is not really necessary. bill: john kerry, nominated next hour. martha: yep. bill: interesting how he was actually on the schedule for the committee hearing at hillary clinton before hillary clinton sat down. martha: you can't chair a hearing and be in front of the table next day. bill: funny the way washington works. we're just getting moving here. notre dame's manti te'o is talking. why he says he continued to talk about a dead fake girlfriend after he knew she was a fake in the first place. martha: such a bizarre story. a deadly deep freeze. huge parts of the country are now experiencing temperatures so cold that a ski resort has now shut down. bill: and hopes for bipartisanship, is that already over? i mean it has been three days. why a top republican leader says president obama wants to annihilate the republican party. >> let me just tell you. i do believe that is their goal, to just shove us into the dustbin of it had. -- history hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juic
to stier around it? okay. >> stephanie: john fugelsang next hour, and tina dupuy who we also saw in washington for -- who is very smart and funny. we'll have her on in hour number 3. and what else? i was saying rude pundit on monday that's where i got the quote man, clinton must have spent the rest of the afternoon wiping bits of ass off of her shoes. hillary clinton's what the [ censor bleep ] rand paul face. >> had i been president at the time -- [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> is the u.s. involved in transferring weapons to turkey. >> hillary clinton: turkey? >> i believe the entire quote was jive-ass turkey. >> that was a little skit that you had to put together. >> stephanie: i thought it would be funny. here is a little skit. and then hilary is back from the primary, how handy was that? [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> stephanie: she deserves to be president just for that that she did not burst out that laugh when rand paul said that. [ hillary clinton laughter ] >> if i had been president -- >> stephanie: that would have been funny. all right. so, oh a love
this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part le
, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they cam
, arizona republican senator john mccain and new jersey democratic senator bob menendez. >>> then our powerhouse roundtable takes on all the week's politics, and is there really a controversy over this? ♪ and the home of the brave >> you know who caught her, lance armstrong. yeah, he is such a stickler for the truth now. >>> joining us, george will, democratic strategist donna brazile, republican congressman dave schweikert, new republic publisher and facebook co-founder chris hughes and the host of npr's "morning edition," steve inskeep. >>> hello. great to have you with us. george is off this weekend. so much to get to this morning including that controversy over the oscar-nominated film "zero dark thirty" and so-called enhanced interrogation. mark boal, the producer and screenwriter is here to answer critics. >>> but first front and center this morning, washington is set to tackle an immigration overhaul. the president is planning to speak about it on tuesday, and our two headlining senators are working on a plan as well. let's start with ranking of the armed services committee,
. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president insisting we address climate change, and on immigration, arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our
and ron reagan. it's funny it's so frickin true. >>> john boehner says the president wants to annihilate the gop. maybe if republicans weren't in a perpetual war with african-americans, latinos, women, and young people politically at least they wouldn't to worry about being annihilated. >>> also the pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat today. in reality women have already been in combat for some time, certainly exposed to enemy fire as tammy duckworth can attest to. >>> everyone agrees now is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact a
. what do you think? was baker speaking out of turn or not? john avalon and hogan digly. there's a disagreement in the nra. i don't know if you view it as a smackdown, it appeared to be to me. what do you make of this public divide within the nra? >> it's very, very interesting. of course, the nra has been thrust into the news because of the tragedy at newtown. they have a chance to actually grow their brand or hurt their brand and i think it remains to be seen exactly what the long-term effects of this are. but i saw that ad using the president's children. i think the spirit and the intent, the message behind the ad, look, his children are protected by people with heavy artillery and guns, wouldn't you want your kids to be protected the same way? that makes sense. the problem is, personally, my opinion is, i don't like using children in political ads of any kind. i think consistently speaking, i also don't like the president when he uses children to sign a bill, obama care uses children as props, he used them when he did the executive orders about gun control. so those types o
are working on a plan as well. let's start with ranking of the armed services committee, john mccain. welcome, senator mccain. you have spent a great deal of time in your career working on immigration issues. when do you think you can get this bipartisan plan out, and how much can you tell us about what's in it? >> well, we're going to be announcing the principles that will be guiding our translation of it into legislation. we've still got a lot of hard work ahead, but i'm very pleased with the progress. frankly -- >> you're announcing this week? >> yeah, we'll be -- senator menendez and i and senator schumer, senator graham, senator durbin and some -- we are -- we've been working together for some weeks now. we'll be coming forward. it's not that much different from what we tried to do in 2007. martha, what's changed is honestly is that there is a new i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more importantly on the republican side of the aisle, that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill. we've been -- >> so this is comprehensive. it's not piecemeal.
adviser as his homeland security adviser, taking the place of john brennan. brennan is being moved over to the cia and if brennan is confirmed there, he will now have a woman advising him on homeland security matters. it would not be the first time a woman filled this role. fran townsend, now adviser to cnn previously held that post for the bush administration, but it would be a woman taking a senior post. we have learned that sylvia matthews burr well who worked in the clinton administration is the top contender for omb director although that is not done. >> janet napolitano is staying on as secretary as well. thanks for that. jessica yellen at the white house. let's dig deeper with the correspondent, cnn's state of the union. women are coming in. there women in the administration. does he still have a gender diversity problem? >> let's ask this when we get further down the line. this is not about the title. when you look around and you look at chief of staff, secretary of state pentagon chief, those are -- the treasury secretary, those are the most powerful cabinet level and chief of
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the start of his second term in prayer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is outside st. john's church. that's right near the white house. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is on the national mall. brianna, let's go to you first. tell us what's going on. what is about to happen? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply me
a terrible four years as far as farm policy. host: what you make of john kerry taking over the position? are you hopeful you will see a different course taken? caller: i don't think so. he enjoys being in the limelight a lot. this is something he has been looking forward to for a long time. i think he will overshadow the president in many ways. i don't think there will be any significant accomplishment by him. host: thanks for scott paul. samuelson wrote a peice -- robert samuelson in the washington post. john from pennsylvania is next on the independent line. good morning. caller: hello. i agree with fishing sam. i think it will just continue. we have to get out of. so many of we are in somalia, yemen, iraq. we will probably be in egypt and iran. it is ridiculous. you don't see china and germany and other great economies throughout the world trying to continue colonialism or imperialism or whatever you want to call it. zogby to pull back, take care of the u.s. -- we need to pull back. we are shortchanging the u.s. host: this is more from yesterday, secretary clinton giving her assessme
you very much. neil cavuto. bill: from st. john's episcopal church, they call this church the church of the presidents. every sitting member of white house attended church here going back to james madison. half a dozen or so presidents always made it their first stop on inauguration day. president obama continues that tradition with his family just emerging. martha: lovely family. the girls, we watched them grow up last four years, saush sha -- sasha and malia. how do you feel, is being shouted from the crowd. incredible moment for barack obama as he gets ready to begin his second term. four presidents have done this particular tradition of going to st. john's right before their inauguration. harry truman, ronald reagan and both president bush's went to st. john's on the actual morning of the inauguration. we watch president barack obama carry on that tradition. bill: remarkable when you are here in washington and you see the white house for the location where we are, lafayette church, st. john's church is on the north end of lafayette park. if you were to walk as a civilian, might b
of any wrongdoing. a u.s. defense official tells cnn that general john allen has been cleared of charges that he wrote inappropriate e-mails to this woman, jill kelley. she's the woman whether claimed she was being threatened by paula broadwell. >>> and she's speaking out for the first time since being wrapped up in the petraeus scandal. she says she's upset with law enforcement and the media's handling of the story and sheing a nids over the loss of her family's privacy. she said, quote, we've sxerned how careless handling of our information by law enforcement and irresponsible you intoes headlines endanger set zencitiz privacy. they're asking congress to consider stronger electronic privacy protection. >>> can we get to the story everyone is talking about? beyonce. did she or didn't she. millions of americans saw and heard. but only a few know for sure if beyonce's performance on inauguration day was live or recorded. what's the truth? we will take a closer look coming up. so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is ther
, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. >> the american people and the families of these four brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. i hope that they will get them. >> reporter: secretary clinton connected what happened in benghazi to the rise of al qaeda splinter groups in nearby mali and the recent terrorist attack in algeria. she warned the events are linked. instability in north africa has opened a pandora's box of threats against the united states. >> pelley: margaret, thank you. one man who will be called in to deal with those threats is general john allen, and we learned today that president obama will resubmit allen's nomination as commander of nato forces in europe. the pentagon investigated general allen for sending potentially inappropriate e- mails to a florida woman linked to the david petraeus scandal, but yesterday allen was cleared of wrongdoing. the battle over the debt ce
'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, making history. president obama's second inaugural address. a lot of firsts. we'll take a look at the impact of his speech. and incredible moments from the day and the night, including the first lady's dresses. and the buzz on the obama girls, sasha and malia. >> she sparked the investigation that led david petraeus to resign. now jill kelly trying to cleey her name. >>> and is 2013 the year of the house? housing values expecting to go up. >>> and we'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth
get all the answers. i was hanging on every word you were saying, john. i happened to glance at my apps, here's a bbc news reports. -- report. it says the u.n. says numbers of syrian refugees arriving in jordan putting a considerable strain on the resources. the u.n. h.c.r. said that more than 26,500 refugees have crossed into jordan since january 1. officials said up to 3,000 were arriving every day and 50,000 were waiting to cross. that happens to be the camp that we visited. that happens to be the camp where just a few days before there was a very bad storm and these tents were blown down and there was riots and demonstrations and anger and frustration. and the belief that we're not helping them. the anger that we felt when a young woman who is a teacher said this next generation of children will take revenge on those that did not help them. we are sowing the wind in syria, we're going to reap the whirlwind that whirlwind will be the increase of -- increased presence of al qaeda and islamist groups which are now flooding into syria, as you know. 60,000 dead and counting and the
surprised if this thing ever gets out of the senate. i think speaker john boehner love the idea of saying that we will give serious consideration to whatever harry reid senate passes and sends to us in a matter of gun control. it's a terrible issue for democrats. i don't think obama has the loyalty among democrats in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are r
:45 eastern time when he attends a service at st. john's episcopal church. at 10:45 he begins his journey from the white house to the capitol. the ceremony itself kicks off at 11:30 with the president taking the oath of office at 11:55. his inaugural address begins at noon followed by a luncheon in the capitol around 1:00 p.m. and then everybody heads out again for the inaugural parade. that's at 2:30. >> we have correspondents all over washington covering all of today's events including the president's inaugural address. we go first to major garrett at the white house who has new information about that speech. major, good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah norah. president obama did not divulge much about that speech but in playful moment with the first lady he did confront a pressing issue that has been dominating the headlines. >> it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome the love of my life and our president for the next four years, barack obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she alw
the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later. >> when i watched out of the house this morning, 16 balmy degrees. now, peter, let's talk about yesterday. a huge day in washington, a huge day for the president. let's talk about how he handled yesterday, but as importantly, sort of where we go from here. he laid out a pretty ambitious agenda of things he w
. the other story we wanted to mention is that john mccain's vice presidential pick of four years ago, sarah palin, has also been sent into the wilderness after fox news failed to reknew her contract. for the sake of clarity, these stories are not connected in any way whatsoever. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> tea for two. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, barack and hillary, good-bye or hello? was last night's dual appearance on 60 minutes a fond good-bye or a statement? was it the president's way of saying i know which way the wind is blowing? was it barack obama saying i want a democrat to replace me? hillary clinton is the best bet to do it, i'm ready for this to happen? it's powerful stuff any way you listen to it. i think secretary clinton will run for president. i don't see how she can walk away from it. she's the one woman right now in the picture who could win the president next time. not only that, i think she's the favorite of either gender and either party to win
with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we've had enough of that. >> let's bring in john braybender and nbc political analyst and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> morning. >> so, john, the stupid party, is bobby jindal right? >> i think we've made a lot of mistakes. the first thing is to understand we did make those mistakes. the biggest problem i have that we have to work on is that the average american and hard-working and lunch bucket americans don't feel we represent and fight for them anymore. the president did something very clear when he wanted to raise tax breaks or get rid of tax breaks for the wealthy in that he forced the republicans to fight for the wealthy and the average american said we no longer understand them. if we're going to really change and do better on election day and particularly get the white house back, we better get average americans to think we're fighting for them every day not just a small group of americans. >> bobby jindal offered a few details on how to, quote, stop being the stupid party. he did also
when the parents of the brothers jim and john took part in a conference call. listen closely. >> our next question comes john from baltimore. >> yeah. question from baltimore. is it true that both of you like jim better than john? >> you are nuts. john -- >> is that john? >> is that john? >> john. >> that was me john. >> mom was ready to come right through this phone. i'm happy she recognized your voice. >> every kid wants to know who say they are not playing favorites for either. >> a bay area billionaire may try to keep a group from buying the kings. larry ellison seen here last year's open world conference is expected to meet with the mayor kevin johnson about the team. that's according to the bee. we noelle nowitzki he is interested because he tried to buy at warriors. >>> let's go to sal who is looking at traffic. there were issues ono the 880. >> it looks okay. thank you for asking. i think the 880 is a great drive so far. we will look at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you getting ready and don't have time look at the screen. this is what you are dealing with. that's
want to bring in joe johns. he's also working his sources. what are you hearing, joe? >> well, we've got the fbi, the alcohol, tobacco, firearms bureau and others converging on the scene and we're told there are about five different local agencies surrounding the woods there looking for that one shooter who apparently has not been identified. as ed reported, this sounds very different, wolf, from the types of situations we've seen aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, and other places where one individual went in indiscriminately and started shooting. this appears to be an altercation between two people in a school setting which makes it sound like more like the things we've seen at public schools and major metropolitan areas and some other universities where police have to start asking questions, was it drug-related, was it gang-related, was this a score settling of any type? these are the types of questions. and congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who represents this area, harris county, texas, was asked that question and sort of restated it on air a while ago but we dou
what you preach. >>> john kerry making his case before a senate committee to become the next secretary of state. >> when you listen senator kerry speak you get a sneak peak into the foreign policy goals for the next four years. senator kerry thinks one of the main challenges they will face if confirmed is al qaeda. they are looking for new ways to carry out the attacks. osama bin laden in the documents that came out is quoted as urging his cohorts to go to other places, to get away from the airplanes get away from the drones. he specifically encouraged al qaeda to disperse and they did. >> another major foreign policy challenge senator kerry says is what to do about irani specially since our closest ally in the middle east israel is anxiously following iran's every move as they try to build a nuclear weapon. >> we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. i repeat here today our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> the top republican senator bob corker from tennessee tells us yesterday he expects to actually vote on senator kerry's confirmation
, kentucky, killed 165 people. among 2,400 waiting for entertainer john davidson to perform, which believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. there were no fire detectors or sprinklers. at the time, they weren't required. the deadliest nightclub blaze happened in 1942 at the coconut grove club in boston. 492 people were killed. the cause of the blaze, to this day, remains unknown. among the questions investigators will be asking, how badly the club may have been overcrowded and why. were there smoke detectors and a sprinkler system? as fire experts tell us, there is very little time to escape. >> well, what happens is the fire builds very rap applied like that builds up heap heath and smoke at the ceiling level and starts to descend very rapidly and i believe in some of those fires, about a minute and a half into the fire, it was at head level, where you can't breathe that smoke or gas without suffocating. >> reporter: according to eyewitnesses and investigators, suffocation appears to be the cause of death for so many in that brazil fire. miguel? >> susan, just terrible. t
coming up on "news4 at 5." >>> senator john kerry appears to be on his way to an easy confirmation as the next secretary of state. he had a smooth hearing today before the foreign relations committee, and got emotional talking about his late father, who also served as a diplomat. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood, but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> senator kerry's testimony was briefly interrupted by a protest over u.s. relations with iran. he paused while that protester was escorted out, then acknowledged the senate is a place for voices to be heard. kerry famously testified 42 years ago about his opposition to the vietnam war. the full senate will vote on his confirmation next week. >>> a big push on capitol hill today for sweeping new gun control legislation. the measure wouldn't just reinstate the assault weapons ban, but also outlaw more than 100 other weapons. several democratic senators are working together on the bill describing the killings in newtown as a call to action. also today a group devoted to responding
of hurricane sandy. also this week they are expected to debate and approve the nomination of john carrie to be secretary of state. live coverage of the senate on c-span spab. and the house is out this week to allow members time in their home districts. they will meet in a brief session tomorrow but no business will take place. they will be back next week and you can see live coverage of the house here on c-span. a quick look now at some of the new faces of the 113 congress. mass mals well comes new senator elizabeth warren. she was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer protection bureau. she defeated scott brown and become it is first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house joseph kennedy represents the fourth district. he is the grandson of us senator robert f. kennedy. >> if we can weigh flt needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little
also doesn't have a huge deep base. >> i agree with joy. i think john kerry is going to do hillary clinton a favor of keeping those people around. >> some. >> at least for a while. >> who knows. i don't know. >> at least for a decent serval. >> it's a fascinating discussion. we love it because as long as hillary is in the news, the news is exciting. i think hillary clinton is going to run for president and i think joy agrees with me. i think howard probably agrees to me but keeping his powder dry. he's just smiling now. i don't see why anybody walks away from the presidency. then again i don't think we can predict the future. >> i think it's about obama managing the next few years on his own. he wants to keep her in view and on a friendly basis. >> keep your enemies in front of you even if it's not an enemy. either it was a great actor performance or something really important. probably a combination. thank you, howard, my friend who shares in the skepticism which makes this a beautiful business. joy reid, you're great. i'm known for saying that, you're great. >>> op wednesday hill
as the secretary of state. senator john kerry, our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, was watching what could very well be her last public appearance before congress. >> the waning days of hillary clinton as her secretary of state and it's time to ask the question, did she put her mark on that job? hillary clinton's last day of secretary of state is almost here. >> we're all getting a little emotional anticipate sentimental around here. we have about a little over a week to go in my tenure. >> that is, if the senate, as expected, confirms john kerry by then. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his sped deacon firm mags. >> before leaving, just like her first day on the job four years ago -- >> i am absolutely honored and thrilled beyond words to be here with you. >> clinton is likely to say good-bye to the diplomat she's led and deliver a major speech on international policy. but her last days as america's high-flying top diplomat have been overshadowed by nearly a month of illness, the fallout over the deadly attack in bengh
one of the senators behind the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and
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